Culturally Responsive Practice in Person and Online
Resources and strategies for understanding and integrating culturally responsive practice into youth programs
In addition to learning what culture and culturally responsive practice is, participants in this course will learn the strategies for minimizing bias, building trust, using culture as a teaching tool, demonstrate the value of young people's cultures, and how to implement culturally responsive practice in the virtual realm.
- Describe what culturally responsive teaching in youth development is and why it’s important
- Reflect on your own lens and demonstrate ways to create inclusive environments for all
- Implement strategies for culturally responsive practice in online and offline activities
This course reflects the regulations of the State of New York.
This course should take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
Jen Siaca Curry, Ed.D. grew up in Queens, NY and attended New York City public schools. She is a first-generation college graduate, also earning a masters in non-profit management and doctorate in education leadership from NYU. Through studying school/community partnerships in her dissertation, Jen became particularly interested in the intersection of non-profit program management, policy enactment, and human nature. She has held a range of roles in the nonprofit sector, including Senior Director of Samaschool, a workforce development organization helping systems adapt to the future of work, and Chief Operating Officer at ExpandED Schools where she designed and supported after-school programs.
Named one of 2018's Rising Latino Stars by the NYS Hispanic Coalition, Jen is an adjunct professor at CUNY's School of Professional Studies, a member of the NYU Latinx Alumni Committee, and Vice President of the NYS Network for Youth Success board of directors. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and extended family. Jen is deeply committed to equity and racial justice, and her studies and career share a common thread: develop opportunities and resources proven to provide a ladder out of poverty.